Politics in Thailand – Groundhog Day

Politics in Thailand – Groundhog Day

SINCE seizing power in a coup last May, Thailand’s ruling junta has promised to promote reconciliation over revenge. That went out the window on January 23rd, when members of Thailand’s rubber-stamp parliament voted to impeach Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister, for alleged impropriety during her three years in office. The ruling bans Ms Shinawatra, who was Thailand’s first female leader, from political office for five years. Government prosecutors are now saying they will pursue criminal charges, which could eventually lead to a jail sentence of up to a decade. It makes a faint hope—that Thailand might swiftly return to democracy—look even more fanciful…

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